Hyundai’s All-New Sonata – Now in Oman
Hyundai’s all-new Sonata with a sleek four-door-coupe look that highlights the brand’s latest ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, is now available in all OTE-Hyundai showrooms across Oman. The eighth-generation Sonata is unlike any of its predecessors, is a signature product for the brand, it represents Hyundai’s future design vision, while also incorporating advanced safety systems and cutting-edge technology, engineered to be effortless and intuitive in function.
Created at Hyundai’s California Design Studio, the completely redesigned Sonata enters the market with a more assertive profile, a freshly styled cascading grille framed by distinctive lighting elements, and an entirely new rear. Chrome accents surround the daylight opening (DLO) and fresh wheel designs complete the look. The new bodywork is built on Hyundai’s latest third-generation platform, for a completely re-engineered driving experience.
“For more than three decades, each new generation of Sonata has raised the bar for quality and value among mid-size sedans, and this latest evolution also sets the standard for style, innovation and technology,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s Head of Operations for the Middle East and Africa. “In a market increasingly divided into niche segments, the all-new Sonata reconsiders customer expectation in the sedan segment and offers something sportier and more exciting than what has been offered before.”
A hallmark of the new Sonata’s exterior is its Hyundai-first LED daytime running lights – embedded in a chrome strip. The strip appears as chrome when the engine is turned off, but lights up when the driver starts the car. When night falls, available LED headlamps with dynamic bending light illuminate the road ahead with supreme clarity.
Inside, the new center stack and instrument panel echo the exterior’s eye-catching new looks. The high-style approach is showcased in the instrument design and a strong three-spoke steering wheel. Piano key buttons for audio and HVAC controls give a premium look and touch. The instrument panel follows a winged shape inspired by stealth aircraft. Visual elements combine to create a levitating effect, and designers have worked to maximize the sense of interior space. One clever application of new technology is a Shift by Wire (SBW) gear selector, taking up significantly less space than a traditional gear selector with sleek design.
Sonata features a number of advanced comfort and convenience features typically found only in luxury cars, including a sunroof, electric parking brake, smart trunk, Qi high-speed wireless smartphone charging pad with cooling fan, standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®, text-to-speech via Bluetooth®, heated and ventilated front seats and split-folding rear seats.
The cabin conforms to a “Beautifully Smart” theme, with advanced technologies applied intuitively. Spanning the full width of the cabin, the exceptionally slim dashboard follows a winged shape inspired by stealth aircraft, while visual elements combine to create a levitating effect.
The all-new Sonata features a first-in-class, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster ahead of the driver, customizable to suit different driving modes and preferences. The top-of-the-line audio and navigation display is a wide, high-definition, customizable, 10.25-inch touchscreen monitor with split screens. Dual Bluetooth support is also available, so two devices can be paired at the same time – one for phone calls and one for streaming audio and also enables easy interaction with the audio-video and navigation (AVN) functions. The At the heart of the AVN system is an exceptional Bose Premium sound system, equipped with 12 speakers that synchronize to deliver crisp and rich sounds for a high-quality audio experience.
The new Sonata maximizes occupant safety through a range of active and passive safety technologies. Passengers benefit from a comprehensive nine-airbag set-up, while a sophisticated Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) works to alert drivers to things they might miss while driving – and in some cases may take action autonomously to avoid an accident. Key driver assistance features are packaged as Hyundai SmartSense, utilizing inputs from the car’s three radar sensors, 8 ultrasonic sensors and five cameras. Depending upon the variant, these can include: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind-Spot View Monitor, High Beam Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Following Assist, Rear View Monitor, Surround View Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and Parking Distance Warning.
Technical specifications include a Smartstream engine (G2.5 MPI generating 180 PS) and gearbox to deliver enhanced driving performance and fuel economy.
The new Sonata has a refined chassis with improved ride and handling, updated designs for the front and rear suspension, and more-responsive steering. The result is a communicative, nimble, and comfortable sedan.
All-new Sonata has been well-received and as a result awards for Sonata have been piling up from across the markets for design, technology, safety, etc.,
Arrival of the all-new Sonata has further strengthened the Hyundai line-up in Oman. Hyundai offers an array of sedans & SUVs in the Sultanate including: Grand i10, Accent, new Elantra, all-new Sonata & Azera, while trend setters for the modern youth continue to be the Veloster & Veloster Turbo. Ioniq, Hyundai Motor’s innovative Hybrid model delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience coupled with the latest in safety and convenience technologies, makes it an appealing choice for a wide range of buyers. The SUV range includes Creta, Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe, Grand Santa Fe & Palisade each designed to fulfill the practical requirements.
OTE Group is the distributor for Hyundai in Oman. With a nationwide network of showrooms and service centers, OTE Group ensures that Hyundai customers are never far from getting high quality service. For more details please contact 800-50003.